Hollie McNish and Michael Pedersen

7pm - 10pm

Poppy and Pint - Pierrepont Road, Nottingham, NG25DX


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Hollie McNish / The Lobster Tour

After a run of sold out shows up and down the UK, Hollie McNish is back with a brand new book, Lobster and other things I’m learning to love. A Sunday Times bestselling writer whose live readings are not to be missed, expect strong language and adult content, gift-wrapped in gorgeously crafted poetry.

In Lobster, Hollie brings her much-loved style to questions of friendship, flags and newborns, clocks, cocks and volvos, shining a ridiculous and beautifully poetic lens upon all those things we have been taught to hate, and which we might just learn to love again. Here, she will be joined by fellow poet Michael Pedersen reading from his latest brilliant books The Cat Prince and Boy Friends.

Adult content warning 14+ / Book signing after the gig

“like Pam Ayres on acid” – Lemn Sissay
“Funny, so smart and refreshingly honest” – Sarah Millican
“Her writing is sublime” – Ellie Taylor
“One of the best poets we have”. – Matt Haig
‘Never have we needed her more’ – Stylist


Michael Pedersen is a prize-winning Scottish poet, author, scribbler, stitcher. He is currently Writer in Residence at The University of Edinburgh. He’s unfurled two acclaimed collections of poetry with Polygon Books with a third (The Cat Prince & Other Poems) published by Corsair/Little Brown in July 2023—the title poem of which is currently shortlisted for the Forward Prizes. His prose debut, Boy Friends, was published by Faber & Faber in 2022 in the UK & North America and was a Sunday Times Critics Choice. He won a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship, the John Mather’s Trust Rising Star of Literature Award, and was a finalist for the 2018 ‘Writer of the Year’ at The Herald Scottish Culture Awards. With work anthologised by the likes of Pan MacMillan and Canongate Books, Pedersen has collaborated with musicians, film-makers, and visual artists.

‘Uncommonly romantic, irreverent and, at times, laugh out loud funny.’ —Shirley Manson
‘Enchanting…astonishingly compelling…sparklingly written…rare and to be treasured’.’ — Stephen Fry
‘A master of words. He plays them like music.’ —Kae Tempest
‘Lucid, lyrical, loaded, BOY FRIENDS is a love letter to friendship.’ —Jackie Kay

Instagram:: @michaelpedersenoyster
Twitter: @scribepedersen 


Event type and Accessibility :
Live, Wheelchair accessible

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